- World AIDS Day 2014
Kenya will join the world in commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1, 2014.
This is a day set aside to reflect on the progress made in the fight against HIV and AIDS and recommit to taking the battle forward. Each county will mark the day at respective venues with the National Event being held in Machakos County.
CHS will support the National Event through its USAID funded TB ARC activity to bring home the linkage between HIV and TB, with special attention to the need for adequate treatment for individuals with TB/HIV co-infection through the use of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT).Read More...
- World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14. The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations.
It engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness. World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organisation in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat that diabetes now poses.Read More...
- Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual international health campaign organised by major breast cancer charities and organizations every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign serves as platform to offer information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
Breast cancer awareness month is a prime opportunity to remind women to be breast aware for early detection and treatment. In Kenya, breast cancer has been identified as the Number 1 killer of women aged 35-55 years. The women diagnosed in Kenya are said to be much younger than those in developed countries with late diagnosis being the main reason for high mortality.
Know your family medical history to enable you assess risk and seek medical advice and help as appropriate.
Get frequent screenings for cancer to enable early detection and treatment.Read More...
- World Breastfeeding Week
BREASTFEEDING: A Winning Goal – For Life!
This year’s World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) theme asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) countdown and beyond. The theme calls on all to Protect, Promote and Support Breastfeeding: it is a vital Life-Saving Goal!
For more information visit worldbreastfeedingweek.orgRead More...
- World Health Assembly
The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.
The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and review and approve the proposed programme budget.
The Sixty-seventh session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place in Geneva from May 19 – 24, 2014.Read More...
- World Malaria Day
Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria
Malaria still kills an estimated 627,000 people every year, mainly children under 5 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa.
Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria reduces disease and prevents deaths. It also contributes to reducing malaria transmission.
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